Of course, Pelosi should have been banned a long ago along with her cohorts who have been supporting this demonic law.

On Friday, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not be permitted to receive holy communion due to her public stance on abortion.

Cordileone sent a letter to Pelosi, who lives in San Fransisco, saying that she should not approach the altar during Mass to receive communion and that priests would not be allowing her to partake of the holy sacrament.

Catholic law defines abortion as a “grave sin,” and states those who preserve it “are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Archbishop Cordileone said in the letter:

“A Catholic legislator who supports procured abortion, after knowing the teaching of the Church, commits a manifestly grave sin which is a cause of most serious scandal to others.  Therefore, universal Church law provides that such persons ‘are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.’” 

In order to receive it again, Pelosi, who says she is a devout Catholic, must either repudiate her support of abortion or not refer to her religion in justifying her position.

“As you have not publicly repudiated your position on abortion, and continue to refer to your Catholic faith in justifying your position and to receive Holy Communion, that time has now come.” 

Here’s what Fox News reported:

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is unambiguous on the question of abortion, both in procuring one and assisting in the practice: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion,” the catechism says. “This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.”

“Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law,” it says, before calling abortion and infanticide “abominable crimes.”

It also declares that “Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life.”

However, despite that clarity, liberal Catholic politicians have consistently attempted to try and align their Catholic beliefs with their support of abortion rights. Then New York Gov. Mario Cuomo famously declared himself personally opposed to abortion in 1984, but said he could not impose that view on the country.

But since then, Democrats such as Pelosi have been more full throated in their support of pro-abortion policies. President Biden, also a Catholic, had once supported the Hyde Amendment — which prevented U.S. funding going to pay for abortions abroad. He flipped on that amendment when he ran for president in 2020, and recently described “a woman’s right to choose” as “fundamental.”

Timcast added more details:

The Archbishop said that he wrote to Pelosi on April 7, warning her that “should you not publicly repudiate your advocacy for abortion ‘rights’ or else refrain from referring to your Catholic faith in public and receiving Holy Communion, I would have no choice but to make a declaration, in keeping with canon 915, that you are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

When Cordileone publicly spoke out about Pelosi’s abortion views last Fall, the speaker downplayed his comments as having a “disagreement” about the issue.

“I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities,” Pelosi said at the time.

Fox News noted that in a 2008 interview, Pelosi claimed that “as a devout, practicing Catholic,” the Church has “not been able to make that definition” of when life begins. The comment drew criticism from multiple top US bishops, to whom she responded that “the point is, it shouldn’t have an impact on the woman’s right to choose.” During that interview she had also stated that she wanted abortion to be “rare,” a seemingly far cry from the Democrat Party’s position of today.
It was nearly a year ago when Catholic Bishops spoke about perhaps denying communion to President Biden due to his public, pro-abortion view.
In June, American Roman Catholic bishops announce the creation of a “teaching document” that would instruct priests not to allow pro-abortion politicians to take the sacrament.

Sources: WLT, Timcast, Fox News

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